Posts Tagged: Mahvash Sabet


At The Chapel – defending freedom of expression

Five British writers, all local to southwest England, will read from their own work and the work of a writer who is in prison or otherwise at risk, at an event organised by At The Chapel in Bruton, Somerset, in support of English PEN. We will be joined by the poet Alice Oswald, the novelist

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PEN joins the UK’s biggest poetry festival to celebrate writers at risk

Every year, hundreds of writers and other literary professionals around the world are imprisoned, prosecuted, persecuted, attacked, threatened, forced into exile or even murdered as a result of their work. A significant proportion of these writers are believed to have been detained or otherwise persecuted in relation to their poetry. Throughout this year’s Ledbury Poetry

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Sending cards to imprisoned poet Mahvash Sabet

So there I stood on the summit of the loftiest peak: a simple woman, glowing with love again, ready to salute the world once more. From Mahvash Sabet’s ‘Hello Again’. Adapted from the Persian by Bahiyyih Nakhjavani, based on translations by Violette and Ali Nakhjavani. Every year, English PEN hosts a range of exciting authors

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